For patients who are missing all of their teeth on the upper or lower jaw, dentures can be custom fabricated to attach to dental implants to restore your beautiful smile with the security of knowing that they won’t slip and slide in your mouth. A new technique called All-On-4 now allows even more people to benefit from this wonderful treatment.
All-On-4 dentures are similar to traditional dentures, except that they restore up to 90% of the teeth’s function, as opposed to traditional ones which retain only about 50%. The first step in the procedure is scanning the mouth and jaw. Accurate, three dimensional CT scans of the mouth and jaw will be taken and reproduced using CAD/CAM software. This will help map out the mouth with high accuracy and reveal where the implants need to be placed.
With these guides, the doctors can get an in depth picture of the mouth and be well prepared to perform the placement procedure. On the day of the treatment, the implants will be placed and pre-made dentures will be fixed over them. It is a quick procedure that will allow a patient to return home on the same day!
The procedure only takes a few hours and does not require a patient to stay overnight. They can actually go back to their daily routine within a few days of treatment.
All-On-Four Dentures are specifically made not only to function like real teeth, but also look as genuine as possible.
All-On-Four dentures are a revolutionary treatment that is slowly becoming the preferred choice of many. If you are looking for a tooth replacement option that is both aesthetic as well as cost effective, you can do no better than an All-On-4 denture. If you reside in the Louisville area of Kentucky, you can call for an appointment with Dr. Patrick Carroll or Dr. Deborah Shoemaker at Exceptional Dentistry. If you’d like to know more about the procedure, simply contact our office today.